In addition to providing practical experience with the daily workings of the Ontario Legislature, OLIP provides Interns the opportunity to supplement their university training through regular academic discussions and by writing an academic paper on a topic of their choice. Interns also visit other legislatures to ensure a comprehensive knowledge of the legislative process through a comparative lens. Each year, eight to ten interns are selected from across Canada through a highly competitive process. The Program is open to Canadian citizens who have recently graduated from a Canadian university. Prospective interns should also demonstrate an interest in and a knowledge of the legislative process.
Applications are typically due at the end of February.